Kerala backwaters is a famous attraction of Kerala
Kerala is a fabulous tourist destination of South India which has several enchanting attractions in its sleeves. Kerala backwater is a famous attraction of this state which attracts tourists from across the world. It would be no exaggeration to say that a visit to Kerala is tantamount to a visit to a paradise. Kerala tops the list of majority of tourists who plan their holidays in India.
Kerala backwaters are beautiful, peaceful and mesmerizing and offer a pleasurable experience to tourists. Let loose yourself in the sheer natural beauty of this state and get rejuvenated to the hilt. On the backwater cruise enjoy the charm of gorgeous green vegetation, beautiful birds singing away to glory, limitless blue sky and swaying palms.
Backwater cruise is enjoyed on the traditional houseboats of Kerala which have their own unique charm. Sailing through the waters on the houseboats is an enchanting experience. The houseboats are fitted with the modern facilities for tourist’s convenience. They are traditionally known as ‘Kettuvallams’ and are made of natural raw materials.
Kerala has several fascinating destinations where you can enjoy backwater cruise. Some of the famous backwater destinations are Alleppy, Kollam, Kozhikode, Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Kasargod. Alleppy is a must-visit destination if you wish to enjoy backwater charm of Kerala. This destination is also the venue for the annual snake boat race called Nehru Trophy Boat Race which is held in the month of August/ September. This boat race is among the famous attractions of Kerala. Alleppy is also known for its beaches, canals, lagoons, coir industry and cashew nuts. Its aquatic life consists of frogs, otters, crabs, turtles and water birds.
Kerala backwaters have been the source of inspiration to tourists and writers as well. The famous writer Arundhati Roy wrote a book named ‘God of small things’ on Kerala backwaters. A visit to the Nature-friendly Kerala will surely crown your holidays with golden memories.